Funky Hot Dogs with Avocado Puree and Quail Eggs
Sometimes I get these crazy ideas, like combining fried quail eggs with hot dogs, and sometimes these crazy things work. Well this definitely works! However, I have come to the realization that I have an egg addiction and maybe I should work on that. Or maybe not?! It’s just that eggs are so yummy and such a versatile product to work with.
Anyways…These hot dogs… Amazing!
They are very easy to make but are an absolute eye catcher. Great way to give those ordinary hot dogs some funkiness!
Note: I used 8 quail eggs, so 2 per hot dog, but obviously you can go with 1.
This recipe makes 4 hot dogs.
4 sausages (I used bratwurst)
4 hot dog buns
¼ cup BBQ sauce
1 small jalapeño, sliced
2 small red onions (or 1 large), thinly sliced
4-8 quail eggs
½ tablespoons olive oil (plus extra)
1 ½ tablespoons butter
For the sauce:
1 tablespoon sour cream
2 tablespoons water
½ lime, juiced
Preheat the oven to 220C.
Heat ½ tablespoon of butter and ½ a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over low-medium heat and add the red onions. Cook for about 5 minutes until softened and remove from the pan. Turn the heat to medium and add the remaining butter to the pan; when the butter has melted start cooking the sausages. Cook for about 12-15 minutes. When almost ready add the BBQ sauce and shake the pan to fully coat each sausage.
Meanwhile, combine the avocado, sour cream and lime juice in a food processor. Blend until a smooth consistency, you might need to scrap the sides a few times. While blending gradually add the water until you have reached your preferred consistency. Taste and season with salt and white pepper.
Put the hot dogs buns in the oven for a few minutes until nice and toasty.
Coat a nonstick pan with some olive oil and heat over low-medium heat. Carefully crack each quail egg with a sharp knife and gently drop into the pan. Cook for 1 minute for a sunny side up egg and season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Now start assembling these awesome hot dogs by smothering a layer of avocado puree and then topping with a sausage. Continue with the onions and finish off with the eggs and some jalapeño slices. Enjoy!